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MFGS - March Madness & Updates on other events.


Dear Friends of MFGS

We have a really great concert coming up for you on Saturday March 19th.  Maneli Jamal will be at Trinity House for his first Detroit area appearance.  Maneli was named one of the '30 Great Guitarists Under 30"  (BTW that means in the world!) by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.  He has a very unique thematic sound blending his Persian background with his remarkable technical skill inspired by his nomadic journey with his family looking for a home after fleeing Iran, finally settling into the Toronto area. 

           Maneli Jamal - Saturday March 19th- Trinity House Theatre       

Tickets available online at  

Doors at 7:30 - Concert at 8pm

Trinity House Theatre no longer takes reservations so it's best to get tickets ahead of time. If there are tickets at the door we will let you know a few days ahead of the concert date.

We at MFGS are always trying to bring in your favorite guitarists and other guitarists like Maneli who are no longer 'up and coming' guitarists...we guarantee that you will agree...Maneli Jamal has arrived!


For our next concert on Wednesday, April 6th we present Stefano Barone. Stefano is an amazing contemporary fingerstylist from Rome Italy. In 2003 after hearing Michael Hedges stunning CD 'Ariel Boundries'  Stefano changed his approach to the guitar and embracing a minimalist approach to music in the vein of Philip Glass or Steve Reich.                 

Wednesday, April 6th @ Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor

Doors at 7:30 - Concert at  8pm 

Kerrytown Concert House - 415 N. Fourth St.  734-7869-2999

Stefano performing 'Madrid'

Stefano will be touring throughout Michigan so spread the word to your friends in Marquette, Escanaba, Hancock, Big Rapids, Petosky and Traverse City.

And for more big news he has been requested to perform at the Detroit Free Press Film Festival!! 

This performance will be prior to the preview of the new film by video journalist Brian Kaufman.  If you remember, Brian created the amazing film/documentary, 'Packard Plant - The Last Shift' in 2013 and he used the music from the trio that Stefano performs with, 'Guitar Republic'.  Watch this amazing trailer on a big screen with good sound!

We will keep you updated on this great news! 


 The Goran Ivanovic Trio - we are in the process of re arranging the date  in May or June and we hope it will work out. Stay Tuned!


Other Events 

Tonight ! 

Detroit Bold Coffee is hosting it's Million Bag March Event tonight at Eastern Market's Shed #5.  Yes it's February but Eastern Market's Shed #5 holds wedding receptions and other events. It's heated and quite the unique place to go.  Food, Drinks, Coffee and great Motown music from the Vandellas to Robert Carter and other great acts.  Tickets only $10!  and are available at the door! 7pm !


Another noteworthy fundraiser 

Another  Eastern Market Fund Raiser on  Friday, March 4th from 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm, Shed 5.
Soups, Bread, Cheese, Wine, Beer is offered from Detroit Businesses. A donation of 
$30 in advance or $40 at the door, and proceeds benefit Cass Community Social Services fighting poverty creating opportunity. Entertainment will be provided by Michael Malis Trio and voculist Michael Brock and DJ’s Chilly and Dio. Check out the On Line Celebrity Bowl Auction at



Got some music to announce on the West Side of the State.  

Saturday March 12th

at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee Michigan!  In Concert March: David Youngman (winner of the 2015 Fingerstyle Championship at Winfield), Redtail Ring (Old-time Roots, new-time sounds), Ian Ethan Case (Guitar virtuoso on 18-string acoustic double-neck guitar), Nessa (Celtic fusion group), and Bowhunter (Old-time roots and dance).

For fingerstyle really do want to see David Youngman and Ian Ethan Case!

$20 for Adults, $10 for Students (ages 13 - 17) 

Children 12 & under with adult are free.



Sunday March 13th - California Guitar Trio at the Ark ! 7pm

and on Monday March 14th CGT will be in East Lansing at the Pump House.

The mission of MFGS is to support the artists that make this great music so support the artists by going to

 and pick up some tickets to these great events! 

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